Suspect In Teen Mother Killing Found Hanged At Port Of Oakland

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) – A man found hanged at the Port of Oakland on Saturday afternoon has been identified as a suspect in a Friday homicide in San Leandro.

The body of Henry Leon, 19, of Oakland, was discovered hanging from a structure off of Maritime Street at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday, an Oakland police officer said.

Police were investigating the death as a suicide.

Leon was a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old Myrna Umanzor in San Leandro on Friday evening.

That stabbing that was reported around 6:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue, San Leandro police said. Responding officers found the girl suffering from multiple stab wounds to her torso.

Despite efforts by police and emergency medical personnel to save her, the girl died from her injuries.

Police said Leon was in a relationship with the victim and was the father of their 9-month-old baby.

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